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Nintendo 3DS Price Drop Hits on August 9th at Walmart


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#31 Xellos2099

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:41 AM

And gamer point... $150 dollar = $10 reward

#32 apathylad

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:42 AM

Since I bought a 3DS this week at Best Buy, could I take an advertisement and get them to give me the refund earlier?

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:59 AM

hopefully amazon follows suit as well! cba to buy from walmart...

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:04 AM

hopefully amazon follows suit as well! cba to buy from walmart...


amazon is already selling it at $169, they just won't ship it

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#35 gomikeoh

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:06 AM

amazon is already selling it at $169, they just won't ship it


i know >.>

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:08 AM

And gamer point... $150 dollar = $10 reward


I'm just about positive that is only for games & accessories. Not consoles. Wish it worked on consoles though.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:09 AM

There goes my plan on waiting until Black Friday! Guess i'll finally get to play my opened copy of Zelda come Tuesday:bouncy:



Haha I was gonna do the same, wait til black friday but I might have to double dip early. Good thing I sold my 3DS for 210 last week :D

#38 david12795

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:10 AM

if this has an ad, i can price match it to sears and get an extra 10 percent off! :D
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#39 ray2dee

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:14 AM

damn i wish i lived near a walmart

This is the first time I heard this really you dont live near a walmart

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:26 AM

And gamer point... $150 dollar = $10 reward


pretty sure consoles are excluded from the gamer's club bonus

#41 nJoy7

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:34 AM

Any idea when they are going to release a complete list of all of the free games?

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#42 karyadi

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:34 AM

Still gonna get this at BB. 170 points, and gonna price match.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:55 AM

I wish I lived near a Walmart for this (the one disadvantage of NYC!). I'm worried about getting Best Buy to price adjust, as I always have issues with them price matching and when using manufacturer coupons.
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#44 J Bling Blang

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:15 AM

Was gonna go to BB and pm there, but gonna wait a few days. Thanks Cheapy.
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#45 gotdott

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:26 AM

This is the first time I heard this really you dont live near a walmart


Yea there are none in NYC.

#46 TJ Spyke

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:52 AM

Correct. Though I would think you have until 11:59 to get the free games, but it hasn't really been clarified which games will be available when.


When Nintendo announced it last week, they said anyone who logs onto the eShop before 11:59PM on August 11 will get the games (with the NES games starting on September 1 and the GBA games sometime by the end of 2011).

#47 sgtoku

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:53 AM

Was planning on picking one of these up. Thanks for the heads up.

#48 watcher0

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:51 AM

Hope I can beat enough of the kids on vacation to the store that day.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:36 AM

What are the chances that this is just an ad typo?

The units may be in stock that day but not available to process for sale -- for $170. I wonder if they will be stickered with the "DO NOT SELL before 8/12" notice.

We shall see.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:36 AM

Hope I can beat enough of the kids on vacation to the store that day.


A friend of mine works at walmart. I will check with her to see if prices drop at midnight so you could just slip in there at night and get it as soon as the price drops. Or could buy early and do a rebuy on the 9th at your convenience.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 07:15 AM

What are the chances that this is just an ad typo?

The units may be in stock that day but not available to process for sale -- for $170. I wonder if they will be stickered with the "DO NOT SELL before 8/12" notice.

We shall see.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 07:24 AM

What are the chances that this is just an ad typo?

The units may be in stock that day but not available to process for sale -- for $170. I wonder if they will be stickered with the "DO NOT SELL before 8/12" notice.

We shall see.


I doubt Walmart of any store would pay their employees to put DO NOT SELL stickers on the 3DSs that they already have at the store.

I am really considering getting this now. The price and free games is probably the best deal the 3DS will get this year. Once parents begin shopping for Xmas there is probably going to be a huge demand for them and no need for any more deals.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 07:34 AM

Pretty awesome! Now I just gotta find a place with Wi-Fi, pretty sure the local Starbucks and McDonalds may have it.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:32 AM

This is pretty tempting, but I just know Nintendo will roll out an improved re-design soon afterward.
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#55 thisboywillbreak

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:39 AM

This is pretty tempting, but I just know Nintendo will roll out an improved re-design soon afterward.


Pretty much. Isn't that why they redesigned the DS Phat? Because it was gigantic and didn't sell well? I keep changing my mind-- it's annoying. :hot:
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:59 AM

This is pretty tempting, but I just know Nintendo will roll out an improved re-design soon afterward.


I dont know guys... seems your going to be waiting a while for the 3ds lite. :/

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this is an excerpt from an iwata asks episode and they claim the system is "fully packed from the start"

plus they mention that they couldn't make the 3ds lighter anyway because the components are as small as they can possibly be (right now) but i do wish they would re design the 3ds to have a better battery even if they cant shrink anything.

I dont know their opinion on a redesign might be different now that there are different circumstances.

#57 bruceg

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:22 AM

Yeah I don't think an improved version will come out any faster than it took the ds lite to be introduced (1.5 years). A lot of good games should get released within that timeframe, so I'm probably buying a 3ds, even though I heard that the battery life is poor.

#58 2DMention

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:23 PM

Wow! This is quite a scoop. Good catch, Cheapy!

Makes me almost regret being an early adopter.
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#59 Pets0undz

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:22 PM

So does Wal-mart do price guarantees? If I buy one this weekend, can I return for the price guarantee on Tuesday?

#60 anotherpoorgamer

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:30 PM

This is tempting, but I'm not ready to jump onto the 3DS. More interested in the DSiXL than the 3DS. It would be nice DSi owners could get in on this free games for early adopters program.